>Following the initial Confederate attack at Beaver Dam Creek, Fitz-John Porter withdrew three miles east and dug in along Boatswain's Creek. There, nearly 2/3rds of the Army of Northern Virginia, six divisions and 60,000 men, confronted 30,000 Union troops in three divisions. A.P. Hill's division attacked first and was repulsed. Longstreet was also repulsed, and attacks by D.H. Hill on the Union right flank met with no more success. Jackson and Ewell's divisions launched further disjointed attacks. As the sun was going down, William Whiting's division was thrown into action. Spearheaded by John Hood's Texas Brigade, they smashed through the Union line, which was getting tired and low on ammunition. Porter ordered a retreat. Reinforcements from the II and VI Corps were sent from south of the Chickahominy to cover the withdrawal.
>Brig. Gen John F. Reynolds was captured in the retreat. He found himself presented to D.H. Hill, an old army colleague of his. The ever-sarcastic Hill remarked "Do not think it all bad, Reynolds, for such is the way of war." Reynolds was held in Libby Prison in Richmond and released a month later in a prisoner exchange. Three Confederate generals were wounded: George Pickett, who would be out of action until the fall, Winfield Featherston, who returned to action in time for the Second Bull Run campaign, and Arnold Elzey, who was badly wounded and forced to retire from field command; for the rest of the war he served an administrative role in the defenses of Richmond and as the Army of Tennessee's chief of artillery during the 1864 campaigns.
which proving that Lee was overrated as a general and seldom had battle plans more advanced that just throwing men into the meatgrinder
Lee’s whole command style was just letting his boys do whatever they want, which is why ol’ Jeb fucked him so hard at Gettysburg lmfao
Braxton Bragg being a control freak didn't work so good either.
>lose less Men than Grant
>win Cold Harbor the prequal
Grantchuds..... Leechads won.... its over!
confederacy lost at Gaines' Mill
basically after first BVLL run it was over.
of course he did. everyone did. generals of that time were mostly all schooled on Napoleonic tactics.
I swear, no war brings out the arm chair general mutt more than the War of Northern Aggression.
Yeah fuck Anderson for putting those giant magnets inside Sumter that drew all of those confederate cannonballs across the harbor and into Sumter’s walls
>muh 19th century 9/11
>states rights bro
>the war of northern aggression
oh no no no... copebros...
>yankeebros.... why are they revoking our medals of honor.... I thought I earned this killing women and children in the South/West
>injun simping on LULZ to “own” the unionfags
Horseshoe theory at its finest
Its not horseshoe theory, Confederates have always had kinship with the Red BVLL.
leftroons only pretend to like mesolithic hyper violent warrior tribals because it makes America look bad.
But its funnier if we point out Natives and the Confederates were killed by the same people at the same time and all those terrible massacres were done by the same cavalry that would go on their """""""""""liberation"""""""""""" march.
>ancestors are obese casino owners
>turning the country racist again one hamburger at a time
Tick tock yankuck
So you admit it’s the dixoids who have always loved naggers the most? kek
Re-read what I wrote.
why are you counter signaling White people?
t. nagger lover
>The South started the War of Northern Aggression
>outnumber enemy almost 2 times
>still suffer higher casualities
>fail to break them
>cope the battle as a "tactical victory" afterwards
>send McClellan running with his dick between his asscheeks
>still suffer heavily in claiming your “victory”
Rebs blew it the moment they didn’t listen to Sherman’s warning
>tactical withdrawal to resupply
>w-we s-sneed them r-running!!!
Rebels repeatedly attacked the withdrawing AotP and got bloodied several times in a row failing to destroy or stop it
CSA lost 20k
Union lost 16k
AotP was in a position to attack Richmond again as soon as they got resupplied and reinforced
The higher Confederate casualty figure was partially because the AOP was mostly fighting defense battles, but also because the Confederates still had lots of smoothbore muskets while the AOP had largely rifles.
Sounds like they werent able to overcome these disadvantages despite large numerical superiority
Might point to the southern army being simply inferior...
>The mongols were actually losers because they constantly retreated
>Casualties at Gaines Mill were close, numbering 7,337 Union killed, wounded, and missing, and 7,993 Confederates. It was the biggest and most intense battle of the Seven Days.
>Brig. Gen George W. Taylor's "New Jersey" Brigade (1st through 4th New Jersey regiments) was hotly engaged at Gaines Mill. The colonel of the 2nd New Jersey was killed and the 4th New Jersey completely surrounded and taken prisoner. The soldiers were released on August 1 in a prisoner exchange and returned with the rest of the Army of the Potomac to Washington D.C. However, they were now completely unarmed--the Confederate authorities had helped themselves to their .58 Springfield rifles and there were no replacement ones available in Washington. The regiment was forced to take .69 caliber muskets. The New Jersey Brigade, patroling down by Bull Run Creek on August 27, stumbled into A.P. Hill's entire division and withdrew in disorder. George Taylor was mortally wounded by a Confederate shell and died four days later.
>The 4th New Jersey rearmed themselves with Enfield rifles dropped by retreating Confederates at South Mountain on September 14.
The ANV really hadn't learned how to work as a unit yet during the Seven Days Battles. Just a clusterfuck of divisions and brigades from different armies/commands with no coordination.